Hi, healers! Those of you who have been with me since the beginning know that I tend to slow down posting dramatically once grad school starts up again. I apologize for not being as available, but I promise to update you on my condition periodically, post when I have the time and energy, and catch up on your lives when I can. If you need me, please feel free to contact me through e-mail or facebook.
Midterms and finals seasons are sneaking up on me, and now that I am done with orientation and have my own case load at the hospice, I have my fair share of work to do. Add doctors, treatments, and overall healing activities onto the pile, and I am one busy girl. It is extremely important for me to regulate my stress, manage my time, prioritize, and be able to recognize when my body is telling me that I am doing too much. Despite the fact that I'd rather be able to socialize and have more fun when I am not doing work, rest is still very important.
At the moment, I am attempting to move my end of November ketamine boosters up. The physically demanding nature of my schedule has me needing more consistent treatment since I will not be taking any opiates ever again, so help me God. Also, I've been doing research on NMDA receptor antagonists (ketamine is in this class), including what causes the receptors to become excitable in the first place and natural NMDA antagonists. For those of you with RSD/CRPS, Fibro, CFS, etc. who don't follow a natural diet, I would suggest doing research on excitotoxins found in foods (MSG, aspartame - ex. artificial sweeteners) and the roles they play in the NMDA receptors. VERY interesting. First order of business, remove them from your diet ASAP - and I mean immediately. More on this later.